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The next time you are walking from you car or dorm to your classes, I would ask you to count quietly to yourself each piece of trash you see on the ground as you go.
I wonder if you'll beat my record of finding 15 pieces of trash on my walk from parking lot five to the residential cafeteria, half of which were made up of empty bottles simply tossed on the ground after use.
In the past twenty years the number of juice and bottled water brands has grown immensely and in the state of Massachusetts there is no 5 cent deposit on them, thus making it much more likely that these bottles will end up in our land fills or at your feet as you walk around school.
State wide, MASSPIRG and our great group of members have made the push to get a bottle bill asking for 5 cent deposits on juice and water bottles from committee where it sits to be voted on in the legislature.
With 1,400 petitions backing us and more than 10,000 across the state, there is a real chance to improve our recycling on campus and in the community!
But we need your help and all you need to do is give state rep and senator a call and tell them to give their support for the bottle bill and all of the positive effects it will have on the community.
Thanks again for your time and support!
James M. Bazinet
Class of 2012
SGA Rep. for College of Arts and Sciences
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